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More Flights Canceled at RIC Airport

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RICHMOND (WRIC) - More than two dozen flights have been canceled at Richmond International Airport. More than half of the planes were headed to Atlanta.

Like hundreds of other unsuspecting travelers, Christopher Raper's flight home to Atlanta was canceled after snow slammed the south. He was supposed to leave earlier today and is hoping his second flight will take-off this afternoon as scheduled.

"Everyone knew it was on the way in so I figured they'd have sand and salt and everything down," he says. "They're saying it's going to take off and it's going to actually land. The problem's going to be in Atlanta because Atlanta's still an icicle.

Betsy Orourke was also slated to fly on one of the 17 Georgia-bound planes that went on the chopping block. Three different failed attempts and an hour drive from Newport News later, she's now Colorado-bound - hopefully.

Her flight out of Richmond is now delayed.

Richmond Airport officials say this month takes the cake with flight cancellations. So far they've seen 477 - the most in 6 years.

But travelers are taking it in stride.

"If you get upset, it just doesn't do any good."

 

 

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